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National Railway Museum

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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 333 016 1010
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All reviews flying scotsman royal carriages bullet train free entry train enthusiast steam engine love trains station hall suggested donation all ages main hall well worth a visit on display free attraction few hours york station great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here while on a 5 day break i am not a train buff but the history behind trains is really interesting we come to york every year and have done for last 5 years and still love visiting the museum it is free entry...More

Thank Sylvia N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did not think I was that in to railways or trains but boy was we wrong Enterance is free but a donation is optional so we Donated. So much to see and read about even got to see flying scotsman which son was pleased about...More

Thank Daverobinson666
Reviewed yesterday

A really fun time had for the whole family. So many historic trains in such good condition.We casually looked around and took in all the sights and even went on the little train ride even though our kids (13 and 9) were probably a bit...More

Thank SarahatArrowtown
Reviewed yesterday

I was dreading going but was very pleasantly surprised, it was very interesting. A thoroughly good day out.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed yesterday

First visit for our 3 ½ year old Railway mad grandson with his 70+ year old grandpa who is a regular visitor, Mummy and grandma. His interest didn’t wane throughout our 4 hour visit. Take a pucnic as food is very expensive - cakes mostly...More

Thank Worsteadweaver
Reviewed yesterday

At long last I got there, and enjoyed every minute. Planned to spend an hour, but that turned into 3. So interesting and informative. Pleasant, helpful staff... and so much to see! And it's FREE!

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

GOOD PLACE TO go to lots to see ,can take 3 to 3/half HOURS to see WHAT is there. 2 parts to visit Cafe in first part CAN take pack up Which will save you money

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed in Leicester with a hire car with York being approx 2hrs drive. Parking is available at 10 pounds a day and admission to the museum is free - voluntary donations are accepted. The museum has a great display of railway history in the United...More

Thank RBBellows
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

very interesting with lots to see and do 2 train rides are available if the weather is good with some hands on for the kids.

Thank 828steveb828
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Railway Museum offers a great experience of travel in times gone by, great photo opportunities, cafe and more, well worth visiting.

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linda l
22 August 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.
Racheal C
26 July 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help
14 July 2018|
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Response from MJTMJN | Reviewed this property |
When we visited last week admission is free but the suggested donation is £5. Also, there is a car park right opposite the museum but not sure how much it was.